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• Frike, David K. (Dave),
age 76, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Wednesday morning, April 11, 2007. Dave was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a graduate of Clemson University. Dave was a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army serving in Korea. He retired from Ecolab in St. Paul, Minn., after 35 years of service. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Irene Fricke; sister, Paula Fricke Andrews. Survivors: wife of 55 years, Joan Fricke; children, Kathy McDonald and husband, Pat, of Janesville, Wis., Mike Fricke and wife, Teresa, of Burnsville, Minn., Nancy Ashworth and husband, Robert, of Richmond, Va., Peter Fricke and wife, Noriko, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Suzanne Price and husband, Randy, of Sarasota, Fla., Mary Pat Wolf of Nashville, Paul Fricke and wife, Rhonda, of Secacus, N.J., Judith Bigney and husband, Brian, Christine Schippert and husband, Joe, all of Knoxville, David Fricke of Waterloo, Iowa, Richard Fricke and wife, Ali, of Nashville; grandchildren, David, Tom, Bridget, Andrew, Matthew, Matt, Pete, Anne, Rachael, Sarah, Erika, Alec, Megan, Allyse, Christine, Michael, Josh, Austin, Caleb, Taylor and Zach; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Sue Fricke of Palm Beach Garden, Fla.; great-aunt, Frances Strobel of Maspeth, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Rosary Service to follow. A funeral mass was held Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Augustine Idra A. J. and the Rev. Michael Woods Celebrants. Family and friends gathered Monday at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for graveside services with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, 119 Dameron Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or to All Saints Catholic Church, 620 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37923.

• PRICE, Addison Grace,
Infant daughter of Jason and Sarah Price of Farragut, born April 12, 2007, and went to be with the Lord on Friday Morning, April 13, 2007. In addition to her parents she is survived by grandparents, Logan and Kathy Hill of Knoxville, Stephen and Mary Price of Farragut; great-grandparents, Emily Rose Price of Knoxville, Marvin and Grace Himmelberg of Nashville, Clifford and Betty Hensley of Knoxville; aunts, Amanda Grace Price, Amy Shugart and husband, Brian, Mary Kate Helton and husband, Justin, all of Knoxville; uncles, Clinton Price of Knoxville, Timothy Hill and wife, Cheryl, of Athens; several great-aunts and uncles. A funeral mass was celebrated Monday at All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Michel Woods, the Rev. John Dowling and the Rev. John Arthur Orr celebrants. Family and friends gathered at Hillcrest Cemetery in Dandridge for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Addison Grace Price. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PRICE, Roy S.,
age 88, of Knoxville went to be with the Lord Early Saturday morning, April 14, 2007 at Parkwest Medical Center. Roy was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He retired from The University of Tennessee as maintenance superintendent. Roy was a former employee of Lenoir Car Works. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. Roy was a member of Charles H. McKinney Lodge No. 433 F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and was a 32-degree Mason. He enjoyed his family and traveling. Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Mary D. Price; twin brother, Ray Price, four other brothers and a sister. He was the proud father of Jack Price of Maryville, Sandra McMurray and husband, Doug, of Vancouver, Wash., Larry Price of Fruithurst, Ala., Roger Price and wife, Barbara, of Knoxville, Darrell Price and wife, Lisa, of Woodstock, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Maye Price of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Masonic service following conferred by Charles H. McKinney Lodge. Funeral services were Monday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Roger Lynn Price and Dr. Dan Riley officiating. Interment followed in the Lake View Cemetery with full military honors conferred by VFW Post 5150, American Legion posts 120, 70 and 256. Pallbearers were Shone Riley, Eric Price, Roger Lynn Price, Jeremy Cole Price, Rossie Hardison and G.B. Humphrey. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Price family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• CHRISTIANSEN, Mary W. (Nana),
of Kingston and Oak Ridge passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, April 11, 2007. Nana was a member of First Baptist Church in Kingston and Oak Ridge. She was retired from Oak Ridge High School. Nana was a lovely lady who was an exceptionally talented artist and also loved gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence (Papa) Christiansen. She leaves to mourn her passing: children, Eric Christiansen and wife, Tina, of Greeneville; Mary Lynn Boyd and husband, Al, of Maryville; and Karen Van Hoesen and husband, Dirk, of Kingston; grandchildren, Alyson Cutshall and husband, Stephen, of Greeneville; Justin Dunaway and fiancée, Dawn, of Knoxville; and a great-grandchild, Sydney Dunaway. Additional survivors include: Patty Cooke; Tricia Coen, husband, Ethan, and their children; Cherise Kelly, husband, Jason, and their children. The family is especially grateful for the loving care provided by Darla, Tom, Holly, Teresa, Sherry and Christy of Caris. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caris Hospice, 9051 Executive Park Drive, Suite 401, Knoxville, TN 37923. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel served the Christiansen family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PETERSON, Gladys Elnora,
age 95, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2007, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical. Gladys was a seven-year resident of Shannondale after living in Manchester, N.H., and Hartford, Conn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olov Bernard Peterson; and sisters, Doris Dubois and Ethel Dusseault. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Thomas Mustaleski of Farragut; grandchildren, Kristin Randles and husband, Christopher, of Columbus, Ohio, Jennifer Isaacson and husband, Paul, of Atlanta, Ga., John M. Mustaleski and wife, Rebeckah, of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Justin and Daniel Isaasson, Josiah and Micah Mustaleski; sister, Shirley Johnston of York, Maine; nieces, Loraine Spaulding of Manchester, Cheryl Ballas and husband, Nick, of Storrs, Conn.; great-nieces, Sue Spaulding, Diane Spaulding Casavant and husband, Michael, and Karen Gardnerand husband, Jeff. The family received friends Saturday at Shannondale Retirement Center Chapel followed by a memorial service with Dr. Robert Stelter and the Rev. Les Shear officiating. Interment will be in Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37934. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• TENNANT, Mary Lee Foster Ham,
age 94, beautiful beloved mother of five, died April 4, 2007, in Knoxville. Mary was born May 20, 1913, one of two children of the late Estelle Elizabeth Cobb and Isaac James Foster of Franklin, Ala. Her father raised cotton on their 5,000-acre plantation and shipped products to market from their docks on the Alabama River. Her childhood home is on the Alabama Historic Registry. Her young life was typical of that of southern gentry, filled with cousins and social events all around the state. She drove herself to school in her little horse and carriage, and learned to drive a car at age 8. She attended high school in Monroeville, Alab., and college at what is now University of Montevallo, then, Alabama Girls’ Technical institute and College for Women. She, her mother and brother moved to Florida following the death of her father, where she attended Bob Jones College, where she met her husband, Tom Ham of Atlanta. After 35 years of marriage, Tom Ham died in 1968. Mary subsequently married Edward Lincoln Tennant, a professional musician. They were married for 25 years. Ed died in 2003. Mary is remembered for her exceptional beauty, ever admired for her personal appearance and her unconditional love and admiration for her children, who include, in addition to son, Mike; daughters, Betty Ham Joy and son-in-law, Gordon, of Fort Worth, Texas; Judy Ham Hollander and son-in-law, Richard of Hollywood, Fla.; Jane Ham Chute, son-in-law, Michael, and Jeri Ham Bridwell, all of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The family celebrated Mary’s life April 5 at the Hams’ home in Lyons Bend. The family requests that any memorials be given to the Multiple Myeloma Association or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemor-tuary.com

• NEELY, Calvin T.,
age 86, of Knoxville, died Monday, April 16, 2007. He was a member of Westhaven Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Neely dedicated his lifelong career to Neely Produce. He was preceded in death in 2004 by his wife, Estelle Neely. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Paulette of Knoxville; grandchildren, Demetria Hearp and husband, Chris, of Asheville, N.C., J.C. Neely and wife, Katie, of Knoxville, and Kristin Neely of Asheville, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Lee Roy and Eloise Neely of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and B.J. Stansberry of Knoxville; and brother-in-law, Buster Meyers of Knoxville. Funeral service was Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with the Rev. Gary Smith and J. C. Neely officiating. Family and friends met at the W. Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery Thursday for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young Life of Knoxville, 911 Mountcastle St., Knoxville, TN 37916. The family received friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• ECKER, Helen,
age 98, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Memphis Jewish Home in Memphis. She was a member of Temple Beth El and a retired longtime employee of Arnstein Jewish Community Center. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1962, Michael Ecker. Helen is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Lester Wener; grandson, Michael Wener and fiancé, Kelly Moran, all of Memphis. The family and friends met Tuesday at New Jewish Cemetery for a graveside service with Rabbi Beth Schwartz officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com


• VERASTEGUI, Dr. Emilio, age 85, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 9, 2007, at Parkwest Medical Center. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Dr. Verastegui was a retired Knoxville and Cookeville physician. He was a member of the American Academy of Medicine and the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Amparo “Jenny” Verastegui; and a sister, Carmen Ayala. Dr. Verastegui is survived by his sons, Emilio Verastegui III of Albuquerque, N.M., and Richard Verastegui of Knoxville; granddaughter, Monica Verastegui; grandson, Richard Verastegui; brothers, Lauro and Oscar Verastegui of Monterrey, Mexico; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends met at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel Thursday to travel in procession to Highland Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. John Dowling officiating. The family requests that memorials be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Building Fund, 225 Jamestowne Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37934. The family received friends Wednesday followed by a Christian Prayer Service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortu-ary.com

• TAYLOR, Kathryn “Katie” Ferraris,
departed this world April 7, 2007, in Atlanta, Ga., at Emory University Hospital after a valiant nine-month battle with leukemia. She was born on Jan. 25, 1978, in Freehold, N.J., to her loving parents Ginny and Garry Ferraris. Katie relocated to Knoxville with her family when she was 6 years old. She married Keith Taylor on Nov. 17, 2006, at Emory University’s Cannon Chapel in Atlanta. Katie was a 1995 graduate of Farragut High School, a 1999 graduate of Clemson University with a major in speech communication, and a 2006 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law. At Farragut, Katie was a National Honor Society member, and at Clemson, she was a National Merit Scholar and member and officer of the Zeta Nu chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. At Wake Forest, she served as a member of the Honor Council, worked with the Elder Law Clinic, and studied Abroad in London and Vienna. Katie was a longtime member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, was active in the SonShine Choir and Appalachian Service Project, and later directed a children’s choir. Her passion for college sports led to many hours spent cheering for the Clemson Tigers, The University of Tennessee Vols, and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Katie is survived by her loving husband, Keith, of Atlanta; parents, Ginny and Garry; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Katie Ferraris; and grandmother Florence Ferraris, all of Knoxville; grandmother, Jane Minto of Keene, N.H.; mother and father-in-law, Becky and Ed Taylor of Greensboro, N.C.; sister-in-law, Kathryn Crockart and her husband, Mike, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; aunts and uncles, Bobbie and Richard Budalich, of Jackson, N.J., Jay and Linda Minto of New Milford, Conn., Bill and Peggy Minto of Chantilly, Va.; Mark and Janice Minto of West Keansburg, N.J; Larry and Helen Minto of Staten Island, N.Y.; Fred and Mary Ferraris of Lyons, Colo., and Steve Ferraris and Karin Rothwell, of Norwich, Vt.; and many cousins and other loving relatives and devoted friends. Katie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Bob and Audrey Minto; and uncle Donald Minto. Katie’s bravery and grace during her battle against her disease inspired many. Her story is chronicled at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/katieferraris. A service celebrating Katie’s life was held at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 9908 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Saturday, April 14. Dr. G. Steven Sallee and the Rev. Stephen DeFur officiated. In lieu of flowers, if you would like, the family requests that donations be made to The Katie Ferraris Taylor Oncology Nursing Fund at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute. Checks may be forwarded to the family address or directly to: The Katie Ferraris Taylor Oncology Nursing Fund, Emory Winship Cancer Institute, 1762 Clifton Road, Plaza 1000, Atlanta, GA 30322. Katie and her family gratefully acknowledge the loving care she received at Emory University Hospital and Winship Cancer Institute.

• HENRY, Patricia G.(Pat),
age 62, of Knoxville passed away Monday afternoon, April 9, 2007, at Parkwest Medical Center. Pat was a member of Unity of Knoxville. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and aunt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Georgia Henry; brother, Ronald Henry. Pat is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Le Anna and Timothy Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandson, Tanner Brown; nephews, Ronnie and Eddie Henry; niece, Patty Tidwell, their spouses and children. A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, May 3, at the Unity Church of Knoxville, 8373 Kingston Pike, No. 1000 with the Rev. Lora Beth Gilbreath officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Unity Church of Knoxville, www.unitychurchofknoxville.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Henry family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• BENNETT, Edward Kay,
age 76, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Brakebill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Asheville, N.C., Jan. 20, 1931, to the late Milas Edward Bennett and Irene Yarborough Bennett. He was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bennett was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, and former personnel officer for Reynolds Metals, director of personnel at Duke University, and a retiree from The University of Tennessee in 1994 as associate vice chancellor for business and finance. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Louise Robinson Bennett; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Robert J. Shanaham of Knoxville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Muriel and Lonnie Hamblen of Hendersonville, N.C., Maideth and Don Donaldson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Brakebill for their care and kindness. A private graveside service with Full Military Honors was held at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 566, Knoxville, TN 37901. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com



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